Komakai Hammered Sieve
Komakai hammered-finish sieve/matcha sifter. Features a double layered mesh with a fine mesh outside and super fine mesh inside. This makes the sieving a bit slower, but the resulting matcha that much smoother. Stainless steel. 163mm (6.4") × 75mm (3"). Dishwasher safe, made in Japan.
This sieve looks great and works great. It has two layers of mesh and gives you a nice fluffy pile. I use it by holding the handle in one hand and tapping the side of the circular part with the side of my hand or fingers. It works much better than my large kitchen sieve I tried before getting this one.
It's the only sieve that I've tried for this purpose so I can't compare it to others, but I can say that it works to make me a better cup of matcha than without it.
This sieve takes it up a notch.
The hammering on the handle gives it nice look. It's very sturdy and it definitely makes for a fine powder. It takes a bit of work to get it through but not agonizingly so. As with any sieve, you will have residue on it.
This is worth the price but you must have patience. There is no residual and the more robust froth is a pleasure to drink. Being dishwasher safe allows for an occasional deeper cleaning in between gentle brushing.
I'm fairly new to matcha. I bought a flight and a Breakaway matcha kit to try it out, decided to order more of Blend 100, and picked this sieve up on a whim while I was at it. The difference is surprising. Matcha made with the sieve included in the kit is already very smooth, but this is something else again: the suspended powder is nearly imperceptible, with just the faintest trace of velvety texture remaining.
Also, with that hammered handle it's a beautiful tool, and I'm always a sucker for those :)
This is an elegant sieve. It takes a little longer to sift but the reward is a finer sift of your matcha. It would be perfect for when you’re going to take your time for a premium ceremonial matcha.
I have been searching for the perfect sieve for my Matcha. This one is the best in its construction and function. The super small apertures formed by the doubled mesh make it the finest sieve I've ever used. The finer I sieve my Matcha, the creamier my result, with less residue. Some sieves don't stay on the cup. this one does. The construction is super strong, stronger than any I've tried. So, it was worth a few more dollars for this contraption. thanks to breakaway for the availability of this product!